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San Mateo County Community College District
  • Position Number: 3300298
  • Location: San Bruno, CA
  • Position Type: Disability Services

Automotive Technician (Temporary)

San Mateo County Community College District

Posting Number: 20141322S
Department: Automotive SKY (DEPT)
Location: Skyline College
Position Number: TBD
Percentage of Full Time: 100%
FLSA: Non-Exempt (accrues overtime)
Months per Year: other
If other, please specify: August 01, 2022 to December 22, 2022.
Salary Range:
Min Salary: $34.31 (hourly)
Max Salary: $43.85 (hourly)
Position Type: Classified, Temporary

Who We Are:
The San Mateo County Community College District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the Districts Strategic Plan, "success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals." The Districts "Students First" Strategic Plan is focused on "Student Success, Equity and Social Justice." We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences - emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at San Mateo County Community College District, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.

The College and the District:
Skyline College is part of the San Mateo County Community College District and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), enrolling approximately 16,000 students each academic year. Skyline College has a diverse student population that is a reflection of the communities that it serves. Detailed information about the student population, including data related to student success, can be found on Skyline Colleges Office of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE) website.

Who We Want:
We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. The San Mateo County Community College District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals

The Position:
The Automotive Technician performs technical work involving the operation, scheduling, delivery, inventory, storage, maintenance, and repair of instructional automotive technology equipment, including organizing, coordinating, and maintaining the automotive program inventory. Under general direction, the employee performs a variety of preparatory work and planning, supervises students in the lab, tutors students, and assists students with registration, class selection, and referrals to other campus services. The position includes responsibility for constructing component demonstration models, maintaining a reference library, conducting inventories of supplies and materials, overseeing subcontractors, stocking materials, overseeing hazardous waste storage and disposal, maintaining and repairing the automobile fleet and other equipment used by students in the classrooms and laboratories, and conducting outreach activities to recruit students into the program. Public contact is extensive, primarily involving faculty and students for the purpose of providing safety and procedural information concerning automotive operations and supplies. A moderate to high degree of independent judgment and creativity is required to apply safety and other policies and procedures related to laboratory equipment and other supplies and to resolve frequent minor and occasional major problems that arise. Consequences of errors in judgment could be costly in student and employee safety, employee time, and money; however, clearly prescribed procedures and other controls limit the risk of serious errors. An Automotive Technician can direct the work of student assistants as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.
  1. Exchanges information with faculty, students, staff, vendors, other educational institutions, and organizations concerning Automotive program operations, inventory, safety issues, equipment, and supplies
  2. Confers with and provides support to faculty regarding the development and modification of curriculum and laboratory teaching materials, laboratory and classroom set-ups, student safety, planned instructional and other laboratory activities
  3. Attends meetings, workshops, and other events to obtain current automotive-related information and resources
  4. Directs and participates in preparing demonstrations and presentations to students
  5. Sets up, schedules, and coordinates the use of laboratory and demonstration equipment
  6. Conducts inventories of supplies, including tools, consumables, and service teams
  7. Oversees subcontractors, vendors, and suppliers in laboratory and classroom settings
  8. Stocks automotive materials and orders supplies, tools, consumables, service items, automotive parts, diagnostic equipment, and peripherals
  9. Oversees hazardous waste storage and disposal, as well as the collection and storage of hazardous materials (i.e. gasoline, transmission fluid, brake fluid, lubricants, etc.) according to OSHA and San Mateo County standards
  10. Sets up and maintains online and manual files and records of waste disposal and updates for MSDS materials
  11. Performs bookkeeping for various accounts, including those for smog updates and other department accounts, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and the Automotive Technician Club, which includes processing transfers, daily deposits, petty cash, and donations
  12. Maintains a department fleet of approximately 100 automobiles by mounting tires, repairing tires, servicing and replacing batteries, changing oil, replacing worn or broken components, and removing accessories
  13. Dismantles automobiles no longer in use by removing engines, drive trains, transmissions, seats, carpets, headliners, glass, electrical wiring and components, and body panels and properly disposes of parts and pieces
  14. Maintains equipment used in laboratories and classrooms
  15. Calibrates and tests equipment, such as BAR 97 smog machines, gas analyzers, dynamometers, precision measurement equipment, welding equipment (MIG and 02/Acetylene), hot tank, solvent tank, bead blasting equipment, air compressor, break washers, lift equipment (twin post and single post hydraulic, and wheel contact air operated lifts)
  16. Orders parts, accessories, and equipment as needed
  17. Uses a variety of computer software to track expenditures, preventative maintenance and other usage schedules and logs, resources, vendor lists, and other data
  18. Compiles data for, and prepares special and regular reports as assigned
  19. Participates in college outreach programs for the purpose of recruiting new students into the program
  20. Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
  • An Associate degree preferably in automotive technology OR an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Successful work experience, including a minimum of four years in automotive service and repair
  • Demonstrated knowledge of applicable regulatory and other safety policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff
  • Demonstrated skill in written and oral communication, including public speaking
  • Experience with the organization and maintenance of electronic and manual files, inventories, and records
  • Possession of a valid California Drivers license (or the ability to obtain one) and the ability to drive a motor vehicle on campus and to off-campus locations
  • Experience with the use of a variety of computer software to compose and prepare spreadsheets, reports, presentations, databases, and other written materials

Physical Requirements:
This classification requires visual comparison and acuity; manual dexterity; heavy lifting; oral communication to small and large groups; attention to detail; bending, stooping, pulling, pushing, reaching overhead, moving objects of moderate weight, kneeling; exposure to chemicals, dust, odors, and fumes; active listening; directive communication; flexibility, adaptability; tact; and good memory in order to perform the essential functions.

Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  1. Knowledge of technical laboratory operational procedures, equipment, materials, and supplies related to automotive technology
  2. Knowledge of required laboratory policies, procedures, and regulations related to automotive occupational safety, cleanliness, and sanitation
  3. Knowledge of state regulations regarding hazardous waste
  4. Skill in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and service writing software in order to track, format, and report detailed data and customer work orders
  5. Skill in respectful, tactful, and sensitive interaction with people who are diverse in their cultures, language groups, and abilities
  6. Skill in organizing, sorting, categorizing, and accurately retrieving a variety of materials, supplies and equipment
  7. Skill in oral communication, including public speaking and in giving clear and concise instructions
  8. Skill in written communication
  9. Skill in training and leading the work of others
  10. Skill in organizing data, setting up, tracking, and maintaining data in electronic and manual files
  11. Skill in working accurately and safely under deadline pressure
  12. Skill in scheduling, coordinating, and performing specialized and technical duties to assure efficient operations
  13. Skill in welding
  14. Ability to coordinate, anticipate, and resolve workload issues and problems
  15. Ability to follow detailed oral and written instructions
  16. Ability to work effectively as part of a team

Preferred Qualifications:

Due to the temporary nature of this position, benefits are not included.

Open Date: 06/29/2022
First Review Date: 07/13/2022
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions Summary:
Required Application Materials All applicants are required to submit:

1. A completed online District application form (go to to complete the application and to apply for this position).

2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and other work experience.

3. A cover letter of no more than 3 pages that addresses the applicants cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff as well as the applicants qualifications as they relate to the requirements, knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in this announcement.

Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to demonstrate job-related knowledge and skills.

For questions related to this posting, please contact:
SMCCCD Office of Human Resources
3401 CSM Drive
San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel.: (650) 574-6555
Fax: (650) 574-6574
Web Page:

Conditions of Employment:
Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:

1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)

2. Submit verifications of prior employment

3. Satisfactory references

4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process
In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.

5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States

6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees

7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.

8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.

EEO Statement:
The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.

Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation requests and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures can be made by completing our: Applicant Reasonable Accommodation Request Form

Annual Security Report:
San Mateo County Community College Districts (SMCCCD) 2021 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2021 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2021 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2021 Annual Security Report is now available. You can also obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000. The report includes information about criminal activity on our campuses, emergency procedures and resources.

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